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Check out our Roku for streaming movies!

   Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

roku playerThe Library recently added a Roku 1 player, to give patrons another option for watching movies from the our collection.

In case you're unfamiliar with it, a Roku is a small device that connects to a television and is used to wirelessly stream content from online services. Digital versions come with some of the DVDs we purchase, and these are the titles you can access through the Roku. The list of available titles is available on the Roku's catalog record.

The device circulates for one week and can't be renewal. You can place a hold on it from the catalog, to pick up either at the Main Library or the MacKay Branch. It comes packaged in a case that contains all the cables and connectors you should need to hook it up to your television or digital projector, along with a remote control.

Please see the Reference Desk or Circulation Staff if you have any questions, or stop by the Circulation Desk to check it out.

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Chelmsford FallFest is Coming in October!

   Friday, August 28th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

fall_fest_logoMark your calendars for the first weekend in October - Chelmsford FallFest is a celebration of the arts, music, and food!

Events are being scheduled starting Thursday, October 1st, through Sunday, October 4th. Here are a few highlights so far, with lots more to come:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Life Review and the Arts workshop at the Senior Center
  • Farmers Market on the Town Common

Friday, October 2, 2015

  • "First Friday" Gallery Reception at the CCA
  • "Steppin’ Out" A Harvest Dance at the Library

Saturday, October 3, 2015

  • "Mad Hatter Tea Party" at the Library
  • Crafts Market on the Common with Food and Entertainment
  • Art Reception for artist George Chen at the Library
  • Family Fun: Yankee Notions "A Peddler's Pack of Songs" at the CCA
  • Author Signing/Book Sales sponsored by the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors (SIPA) at the CCA
  • Cabaret Night at the CCA with Aiden's Clan

Sunday, October 4, 2015

  • The CCA Stage Series presents Jazz vocalist Connie Diamond, "Timeless Songs of Love"
  • Colonial Crafts Fair at the Garrison House

Chelmsford FallFest will be a Town-wide celebration, similar to WinterFest. Be sure to check http://chelmsfordlibrary.org/fallfest/ to see the full list of events and information.

If your group would like to be involved, or if your business is able to help as a FallFest sponsor, contact Kathy Cryan-Hicks at kcryanhic@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x109.

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Now You Can Download Comic Books and Ebooks from Hoopla!

   Monday, June 1st, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford residents now have a new source for free ebooks, as well as a way to download digital comic books!

We've offer Hoopla for over a year, allowing patrons to download audiobooks and watch streaming movies and television episodes, all using Hoopla. Now through Hoopla, you can also download ebooks and comic books to your computer or mobile device.

Downloadable comic books is a new digital format for us, and it compliments our print graphic novel collections (for Children, Teens, and Adults). The collection so far is small but growing, and some of the most popular titles have been:

hoopla-comic-1peanuts hoopla-comic-2drwho hoopla-comic-3garfield

The library has offered ebooks for years, mainly through our Overdrive catalog. The new ebooks through Hoopla are different. Just like the Hoopla audiobooks and videos, these ebooks are always available - which means no waiting lists!

Ebooks are a new format for Hoopla, so they're still building this collection too. A few of their featured ebook titles are:

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All of these new Hoopla ebook and comic books can be checked out for 21 days (and of course downloaded again after that if you need more time, since they are always available!). Most of them are also available for both streaming and downloading to you mobile device.

Give them a try at https://www.hoopladigital.com - if you don't already have an account, set one up at https://www.hoopladigital.com/register or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211 for help.hoopla-ebook-comic

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Book Sale Drop-Off Dates Announced!

   Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Friends of the LibraryThe Friends will hold book drop-offs on the following days and times, at the Town Offices gym (same location as the book sale):

Saturday, June 6th 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, June 27th 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Saturday, July 11th 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, July 22nd 1 - 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 1st 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, August 19th 1-3 p.m.
Saturday August 29th 9 a.m. - 12 noon


2015 Book Sale Dates

September 18, 19th and 20th

(Setup help needed on the 17th!)


The Friends of the Library Book Sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons. The community's support through donations and volunteer hours is greatly appreciated. The Friends fall book sale brought in $26,618.50. Thank you!

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Chelmsford Town-Wide Cleanup Day: Sunday, April 26, 2015

   Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

EarthJoin in and help clean up our town!

The snow is melting to reveal the roadside waste that accumulated over the winter. Help to make Chelmsford a beautiful town. Please pick up trash from your street.

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015
      (but if you can't do it Sunday, do it anytime!)

Who: YOU, your family, friends, co-workers, church, school or scouting group, etc.

Where: Your neighborhood, schoolyard, playground, and other public spaces where there is litter

Bags & gloves are available from the recycling office at 9 Alpha Road, while supplies last - they can be picked up during regular office hours of 9am to Noon. Put yellow bags out with your trash and report large items to the DPW.

For more information, contact the Office of Recycling and Solid Waste or nparlee@TownofChelmsford.us or 978-250-5203. You can also visit ChelmsfordRecycles.org for more information on recycling in Chelmsford.

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